Thoughts of liberation

Acrylic on canvas (91 x 61 cm) 

Throughout my pieces, I love capturing the true essence of all the emotions that are underlaid within our thoughts. There are times that our mind struggles to lay hold of the connection between 'mind and soul', because of the vast amount of experiences - whether traumatic, stressful or intense - that we are constantly gaining everyday from social relations. It can, at times, feel like quicksand - the fight to constantly push through and remind yourself that it will all be okay. It's that one moment, that second that you take a deep breath and connect truly with yourself, that you feel utter liberation - that you are free from your dark thoughts. The contrast between the light pastel colours and the dull and draining background evokes this powerful emotion - the energy from within surrounded by a distressing society.